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Are Codeine Pain Meds Safe for Kids?

What to know before your doc writes the prescription.



Warnings about kids and codeine are nothing new, but the opiate is still being given to them. In 2013, the FDA warned that codeine use after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy may lead to life-threatening breathing reactions or even death. Yet despite the warning, a December 2017 follow-up study in Pediatrics says about five percent of kids were still given codeine after these surgeries. Although it’s been used in kids’ prescription pain meds and over-the-counter cough syrups for decades, the AAP says codeine shouldn't be given to kids.


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